We are planning to hold classes for Fall 2021 in person. Should the federal, state or local guidelines mandate a change, however, we will update our students accordingly. Please find additional frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 below. See our Admissions FAQs for general information.


See the Missoula City-County Health Department’s COVID-19 information page for details.

Please also see the Governor's Coronavirus Task Force website for more information.

Montana is fortunate to have extensive opportunities for outdoor recreation. Trails and recreation areas provide excellent avenues to get out of the house and recharge.

We are preparing to welcome students to campus in the fall for in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible. We hope this fall at UM resembles a more traditional environment - from academics to student activities, athletics and campus operations. While there are a number of variables that could impact our ability to be fully back in our classrooms and learning spaces, now is the time to plan for this transition. As we have throughout this pandemic, we will continue working closely with public health officials to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. Read more

Missoula City-County Health Officials remind everyone that the protocol for positive cases is still to isolate for 10 days. For close contacts of positive cases, vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine but should monitor for symptoms and seek testing if they experience symptoms. Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine for 10 days or can be released from quarantine on day seven with a negative COVID-19 test.

If COVID-19 impacts your ability to participate as a student in your courses, please contact Associate Dean of Students Sally Weaver for assistance with appropriate accommodations.
Effective May 17, masks will no longer be required on the UM campus, with the exception of Curry Heath Center. Read the May 17 communication from UM on the latest mask policy. Per CDC guidelines, we recommend that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors when in close contact (less than 6 feet) from others. Updates to the mask policy, coronavirus website and related procedures are underway.
Fall semester starts on Monday, August 23, 2021. Introductory programming for first-year students is August 18-20. See the full 2021-22 academic calendar here.

The last day of Fall 2021 classes is Wednesday, December 15.

If you are a student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP), please see the department-specific Safe Policies FAQ Guide on the DPAP website.

University Coronavirus Resources

StudentThe University has compiled all University-wide coronavirus-related updates, communications and other information on the UM Coronavirus Updates website.

UM has also created a Coronavirus Hotline at 406-243-INFO(4636), available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak with UM employees about your questions.

UM is closely tracking the COVID-19 case trends in both Missoula and across Montana. You can track Montana’s cases here.